Funny as a Crutch

“My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn’t stand the sideline”   Michael Jordan

It has been 8 days since strained my knee during the Santa Barbara Marathon.  For the past week, I have experienced life on crutches.  It has been more strange than painful.

From the time I was 6, my mother taught me to always open doors for others.  It’s second nature to me, like breathing.   This past week, I have experienced a different world, one where people hold doors for me and ladies pushing children in carriages have given way to me hobbling up the way.  It all felt very unnatural.

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Heading towards a goal requires leaving the crutch behind

Happily, my knee is feeling much better.  At the gym this weekend, without pain I was able to squat, bend and lift. I tried walking on a treadmill at a slow speed today but it didn’t go well.  I am getting there though.

When I go to work tomorrow, the crutches will stay in the car unless absolutely need for them. I will be opening doors for others.  Apparently, that’s my thing.

I will be happy if for the rest of my life, I continue to be the one opening doors for others.

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Funny as a Crutch

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